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Unread 12-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Skidder View Post
Please don't say retard. I understand ppl use it freely and as slang but it 's really derogatory.Thanks
Don't get your panties all in a bind. He was referring to himself, not calling anyone else a name - which would be prohibited according to forum rules. Actually he used the terminology that is currently used by psychologists and the mental health profession. Terms such as "Moron", "Imbecile", and "Idiot" which were classifications of actual IQ measurements are no longer used because they were being "abused" by the public. The only thing our OP did not specify is the level of mental retardation he felt he was suffering from, perhaps just the level of "borderline deficiency" I suspect. If he had called himself a moron or idiot, I suspect nobody would have commented on his self-evaluation, however; those terms are actually no longer in use by the mental health community and seem like they would be more derogatory.
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